Around In Vegas
Getting around in Vegas, moving around on the Las Vegas Strip and Downtown.
You can take one of the Las Vegas taxis. Some taxis do not accept credit cards. It is against the law to flag down a taxicab in the streets of Las Vegas.
Rent a car from one of the Las Vegas car rentals if you are going to do some sightseeing.
You can rent Las Vegas limousines at an hourly rate, too. The price depends on the size of the limousine and amenities.
I am not going to quote you any prices for limousine services because prices change all the time. But, ask if the $5 Airport Fee is included in the price when you are reserving a limousine with pick-up at the airport.
Is the fee for Meet and Greet included, too?
The fee is usually $5 or $10.
Some services do not charge this fee.
It depends with which airline you are flying.
Is the fuel charge included?
Is gratuity included?
Otherwise, you might find yourself with a different price than you were quoted. If you want to keep the limousine longer than an hour, the price gets cheaper per hour as long as you meet the minimum required amount.
Some Las Vegas limousines services are
The Bell Trans:
For more information, call 1-800-274-7433 or 702-739-7990
The Las Vegas Limousine:
For more information, call 1-888-696-4400 or 702-736-1419.
The CLS Transportation:
For more information, call 702-740-4545.
Executive Star Limousine:
For more information, call 702-646-4661.
For more information, call 1-888-519-5466 or 702-889-4242.
The CAT (The Citizen Area Transport).
You can also get around in Vegas by taking the CAT.
Two kinds of buses cover the Las Vegas Strip and Downtown route.
The Strip & Downtown Express -SDX-
The Deuce on the Strip.
If you are in a hurry, take the SDX, which is faster and has fewer stops.
If you want to do some sightseeing, take the Deuce. It is slow and stops at lot of the hotels.
The Deuce is a double decker bus.
The SDX runs from 9 a.m. to midnight.
The Deuce runs 24 hours.
The fares are
$6 for 2 hours.
$8 for 24 hours.
$20 for 3 days.
$65 for 30 days.
Kids 5 years and under free.
Buy the $8 ticket if you want to do some sightseeing on the Deuce.
You can buy tickets from the driver on the Deuce only. Purchase tickets for the SDX at the vending machines.
The Cat has special routes for special events at the Sam Boyd Stadium.
For more information, call 1-800-228-3911 or 702-228-7433.
Around In Vegas With The Las Vegas Monorail
The Las Vegas monorail system is behind the hotels on the east side of the Strip. It goes from the Tropicana Hotel Las Vegas to the Sahara Hotel Las Vegas and goes to the Las Vegas Convention Center, too. It is about a 15minute ride.
Operating Hours the Las Vegas Monorail are
Monday through Thursday,
from 7 a.m. to 2 a.m.
Friday through Sunday,
from 7 a.m. to 3 a.m.
A Single Ride Ticket costs $5.
One Day Pass costs $12.
Thee Day Pass costs $28.
Kids 5 and under are free.
For more information, call 702-699-8200 or 702-699-8299.
Around In Vegas With Open Top Sightseeing Las Vegas
Open Top Sightseeing Las Vegas operates on the Las Vegas Strip only.
Tickets are valid for two consecutive days on the Day Tour only.
The cost is for adults $35.
Kids 4 to 12 $18.
Kids under 4 free.
Family $85-(2 adults and 2 children.)
There is a two-day ticket, with the third day free. Day Tour only.
The cost is for adults $40.
Kids 4 to 12 $20.
Tickets for the Night Tour.
For more information, call 702-685-6578 (local Las vegas number) or 877-332-8689 (not a local number.)
You can also walk the Las Vegas Strip, but expect to do some serious walking. Everything is farther than it looks. Downtown is an easier walk.
Happy cruising around in Vegas!
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